This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[AS.] The stalks or stems of wheat, rye, and other cereal grasses, after the grain has been thrashed. It is woven into hats, and made into boards and paper. Chip hats are not made out of straw, but from splints of Lombardy poplar.
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